ColourPop Pillow Talk Matte X Lippie Stix Review

ColourPop Pillow Talk Matte X Lippie Pencil

Summer usually calls for bright, glossy lips but there’s nothing wrong with being a rebel and taking a walk on the matte nude side. ColourPop recently released a new line of Matte X Lippie Stix that sports an ultra matte, shine-free finish in a variety of shades. I picked up a couple of pinks, of course, but I also had my eye on a few nudes too. Especially Pillow Talk. I love me some brown and grey nudes so when I saw that ColourPop combined the best of both worlds with the new Pillow Talk Matte X Lippie Stix I was all over it.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills That Glow Glow Kit Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in That Glow

Anastasia Beverly Hills isn’t just the queen of brows anymore. She’s slowly but surely becoming the queen of highlighters too. The saga first began with her beautiful line of Illuminators. Now, she’s kicked it up a notch with her iconic Glow Kits which I think every makeup junkie needs to have in her stash. If not both, at least one! I just knew That Glow would be mine until I laid eyes on Gleam and realized how amazing it looks on my brown skin. I ended up adding Gleam to my collection first in hopes of skipping That Glow since I have so many gold highlighters. But there was no way I could resist That Glow for long. It’s too superb!
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits for Fall 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits for Fall 2016

Glowing skin isn’t just for summer! Anastasia Beverly Hills is bringing the glow all year round by adding 2 new additions to the Glow Kit collection. Moonchild and Sweets will be lighting up cheeks this fall in unique shades of pinks and blues as an exclusive ABH release. I’m a little disappointed that we can only snag the new Glow Kits online but I have my fingers crossed that Anastasia will spread the love and eventually let these beauties run free at Macy’s, Ulta and Sephora too. A girl can dream, right?

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Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick Review

Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick

Do you love pink? Or glitter? Yes? Then you’re going to lose your mind over the new Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick. It is literally the epitome of pink and glitter conveniently packaged into a lipstick bullet. No really. Urban Decay’s Big Bang Vice Lipstick looks like pure glitter and it’s so pink that it’ll make every girly girl pink fanatic fall to her knees. This lipstick is that serious! Unicorns may even be jealous of it. For real.

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More Becca x Jaclyn Goodies on the Way!

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Collection for Summer 2016

Just when you thought the Becca x Jaclyn Hill saga was over Becca pulls more tricks out of their bag. And I’m loving it! Because a girl can never have too many highlighters (or blush), Becca decided to follow up the insanely popular Champagne Collection Face Palette with a new lineup of Champagne Splits–a highlight and blush duo compact. As if that wasn’t mind blowing enough, Becca is also taking a new spin on their iconic Shimmering Skin Perfectors by making them into travel-friendly cream pencils that can be used on the face, eyes and lips for a summer ready an all over glow. I’m not going to lie. I’m beyond overloaded on highlighter and blush for the next 2 lifetimes but these glow goodies look absolutely gorgeous!

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CoverGirl Queen Collection Ebony Bronze Natural Hue Bronzer Review

CoverGirl Queen Collection Ebony Bronze Natural Hue Bronzer

There’s always that one beauty product that tons of people rave about all over but is incredibly hard to find. The CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer is definitely one of them! If you do a quick Google search, you’ll find tons of good reviews on it and even a few places to order it online. But finding it in stores? Needle in a haystack. The CoverGirl Queen Collection isn’t available in all stores so I really had to dig to find it. After lots of searching, I lucked up and came across it at my local Target. It took a lot of effort to get my hands on the CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer but I don’t regret it at all. It’s such a wonderful bronzer!
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5 Brightening Primers for Glowing Summer Skin!

Urban Decay Brightening & Tightening Complexion Primer Potion, Laura Geller Spackle Tinted Under Make-Up Primer, Urban Decay Naked Skin Bronzing Beauty Balm, Tarte Clean Slate Flawless Brightening Primer, NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer Serum

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it a million more times. Summer is all about that glow, baby! A dewy, radiant complexion is a must have for summer because it makes skin look healthy and soft versus a matte finish that can sometimes look dry, cakey and mask-like. No bueno! I know everyone doesn’t like to go quite as highlighter crazy as I do (I pile that ish on!) and that’s okay. There’s other ways to get your glow on in a more natural, subtle way. Like by adding a brightening primer to your routine to give you an all over radiant glow that backlights your makeup and adds a luminous touch to your complexion. To make your life easier, I’ve rounded up my 5 favorite brightening primers to help you glow all summer long without overdoing it. Let’s get started!

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Fancie Faves

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette, Clinique Turnaround Concentrate Extra Radiance Renewer, MAC Otherearthly Mineralize Skinfinish, Becca Topaz Shimmering Skin Perfector, Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick, Smashbox Culver City Coral L.A. Lights Blush & Highlight Palette

Man was June a hot month! And I’m not just talking about the weather. Last month, I touched (and bought) a lot of new makeup and skincare goodies that were unbelievably good. From the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick launch to the stunning Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Glow Collection, we were up to our ears in hot makeup releases all month long. Of course, I ended up giving into temptation for a few of them here and there (which I loved!) but I also got a chance to try a couple of not so new products that turned out to be great too. So great that I just couldn’t put them down all month long. Here’s an overview of my top picks for June:

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5 Smokin’ Hot Red Lipsticks for Summer

Fiona Stiles Stoddard Color Impact Matte Lip Crayon, L'Oreal Blake's Red Colour Riche Lipstick, CoverGirl Tempt Berry Colorlicious Lipstick, Urban Decay 714 Vice Lipstick, MAC Lady Danger Lipstick

Trends and fads come and go but red lipsticks is forever. Red lipstick has been a timeless staple in every woman’s makeup collection for decades. There’s just something about red lips that are classically beautiful yet fierce at the same time. I don’t reach for red lipstick all that often but when I’m feeling sexy and powerful enough to take on the world it’s the first thing I reach for. Every makeup lover needs a good red (or two) in her stash so I’ve picked out my top 5 red lipstick picks to help you choose your perfect red this summer.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

Instagram is a dangerous place to be when you’re trying not to buy makeup! After buying what feels like 50-11 eyeshadow palettes over the past 6 months I was hell bent on not buying another one until next year at least. A girl’s gotta have some boundaries! At least when it comes to eyeshadow. I plead the fifth when it comes to lipsticks and highlighters. But anyway! When the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette dropped¸it was praised all over as the eyeshadow palette everyone needs. It couldn’t scroll Instagram (or Facebook) for more than 2 minutes before seeing someone raving about how magical the Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette is. Which I understood. Anastasia Beverly Hills did a bang up job with the color scheme.
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